New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019/2020

New York Fashion Week this season showed more diversity and inclusivity, which was a refreshing change. This lead came mainly from the younger designers who showed the older designers the future of fashion. In contrast to this, there was also a nostalgic retro feel about many designers shows, who looked to the passed for inspiration.























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Graduate Fashion Week – 2018

Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) 2018, was every bit exciting, rebellious and innovative. Packed with lots of personality and attitude, there were over 36 leading universities showing their collections and the creativity on show was immense.

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The shows displayed a mixture of fun brightly coloured neon garments, for both men and women in yellow, pink and blue. Outerwear, bags and shoes used PVC and vinyl materials. Also shown were many stripes, geometric designs and transparent materials in classic and contemporary styles.

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GFW is such an important showcase for students and the fashion industry. Its where upcoming talent can get scouted by experts. It’s also a vital opportunity to push forward fresh talent into the industry.

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The four days of showing collections ended with a Gala Award show.

Some of the winners were:

Christopher Bailey Gold Award
Winner: Rebecca Wilson, Arts University Bournemouth
Runner up: Aurélie Fontan, Edinburgh College of Art

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Rebecca received £10,000 for herself and her university received £2,000.

M&S Womenswear Award
Winner: Aurélie Fontan, Edinburgh College of Art
Runner up: Chantelle Guan, Ravenbourne

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Debenhams Menswear Award
Winner: Hannah Gibbons, University of Brighton
Runner Up: Enki Allan, Kingston University

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Visionary Knitwear Award
Joint Winner: Fraser Miller, De Montfort University
Jacaranda Brain, Nottingham Trent University
Runner up: Penny Gibbs, Northumbria University

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George Catwalk to Store
Winner: Louise Clark, Manchester School of Art

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Swarovski International Fashion Award
Winner: Danqi Chen, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Runner up: Bao Wen Chen, Shih Chien University

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Tu Scholarship Womenswear
Winner: Jennifer Healy, Manchester School of Art

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Boux Avenue Lingerie Award
Winner: Daniella Jayes, De Montfort University
Runner up: Amelia Wilson, Northumbria University

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Considered Design Showcase Sponsored by Johnstons of Elgin
Winner: Saskia Lenaerts, Kingston University
Runner up: Aurelie Fontan, Edinburgh College of Art

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Judges 2018:

Christopher Bailey Gold Award

Diane Von Furstenberg, Founder / Designer, Diane Von Furstenberg
Christopher Raeburn, Creative Director, Christopher RÆBURN
Fabio Piras, MA Fashion Course Director, Central Saint Martins
Kevin Carrigan, Senior Vice President and Creative Director, Ralph Lauren
Gillian Wilkins, Fashion Director, Elle
Gena Smith, SVP, Head of Global Creative Recruitment, LVMH
Mandi Lennard, Fashion PR and Founder, Mandi’s Basement
Nathan Jenden, Chief Design Officer& VP Creative at DVF
Duvo Olowu, Senior Fashion Director at LOVE Magazine
Tim Blanks, Editor-At-Large, Business of Fashion

Catwalk Textiles Award

Polly Lennard, Founder and Textiles Expert, Selvedge Magazine
Lizzy Bowring, Catwalks Director, WGSN
Nigel Luck, Director of MA, Fashion Design and Technology, London College of Fashion

Debenhams Menswear Award

Steven Cook, Head of Fashion & Home, Debenhams
Alistair Waite, Senior Menswear Designer, Debenhams
Jim Chapman, Blogger, Jim Chapman
Sam Carder, Fashion Editor, Shortlist

George Catwalk To Store Award

Mary-Kate Campbell, Senior Buying Director, George
Tracey Lea Sawyer, Fashion Director, Fabulous
Zahra Rose, Influencer, Zahra Rose

 

More great images from Graduate Fashion Week 2018

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Ellen von Unwerth: Ladyland Exhibition 2018 – London

The exhibition spans more than 30 years of iconic photographs by Ellen von Unwerth. Her work has graced the front covers of Vogue, ELLE, Glamour and many more. Her work on fashion editorials, short films for fashion brand like Chanel, Dior, Rolex and Azzedine Alaïa, and advertising campaigns have shifted fashion photography into the art world. With her photographs now being included in some of the world’s most important fine art collections and has been exhibited internationally.

She has published nine books over the years each of them an absolute delight to go through. They are – Snaps (1994), Wicked (1998), Couples (1999), Revenge (2003), Omahyra & Boyd (2005), Fräulein (2009), DieSpieler (2010), The Story of Olga (2012), and Heimat (2017).

The exhibition is split into three parts:

• Supermodels – Including photos of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Elle McPherson

• Bavaria – From Ellen’s latest book Heimat. A humorous exploration of the German imagery, within the Bavarian countryside and its traditions,

• Frivolities – Selection of photos that span Ellen’s career that encapsulate her “emancipated eroticism”, combining high fashion and female playfulness.

This exhibition will end on Friday 18th May 2018.

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David & Kate

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Paris F/W Fall Winter 2018-2019

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Chloe

Strong silhouettes and lots of dresses, came down the Chloe runway this season. There were drop-waist dresses, with knife-pleats and others with embroidery,  open V-neck shirt dresses worn with a pendant necklace. There was also, chunky knit worn with a pleated lace insert skirt, a trench coat, and jodhpur jogger trousers and blazer.

Balenciaga

The show featured a mixture of women’s and men’s wear on the runway together for the first time. There where extreme bulky layered silhouettes in the finale, inspired by 90s snowboarders layered outfits. Balenciaga have a World Food Programme initiative at the moment, from August 2018 for six months, they will donate 10% of each WFO branded product.

Miu Miu

Opening the show was American actress Elle Fanning, she wore a neck scarf and camel donkey jacket with beehive hair. There where also bomber jackets in leather, patent and one in stone-wash denim.

Saint Laurent

There were leather and velvet shorts, and mini dresses. Along with tailored jackets, cropped jeans and embroidered blouses and even a full menswear collection. The finale featured a collection of colourful sparkling evening dresses.

Givenchy

The show was a predominately monochrome palette with accents of green and metallic in some of the dresses. Givenchy are now fur free with four realistic retro looking faux fur coats opening the show. English Heritage fabrics also featured with tailored dogstooth coats.

Isabel Marant

We saw wool blanket-style coats and reversed sheepskin, a white lace blouse worn with wide-cuffed jeans and a western shirts tucked into ruched mini skirts, chunky knits with colourful quilting patterns, and short floral prairie dresses worn with thigh-high cowboy boots.

Dries Van Noten

The show opened with a collection of coats and parkas with soft silhouettes, rounded shoulders and oversized. Some were prints drawn free hand and others had glistening embroidery. Sportswear was mixed with classic tailoring and dresses. Skirts and dresses also had feathers and were worn with voluminous blouses.

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Milan F/W Fall Winter 2018/2019

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Gucci

The Gucci show featured 80s inspired suits, the New York Yankees logo on oversized bomber jackets and a tweed suit with NY monogrammed on it. There were also balaclavas in knit and lace and fringed embellished headpieces.

Prada 

The show had a wonderful mix of fluorescent hi-tech colours and sportswear and digital prints alongside very feminine elements, bows, flowers on tulle, sequins and corsetry. Prada’s standout pieces included strapless cocktail dresses, tweed skirts and amazing coats.

Fendi 

Silvia Venturi Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld’s collection featured skirt suits in prince of wales checks and slim tailored coats. They reintroduce the Fendi double-F logo which appeared over everything  from sweatshirts to tights to and baguette bags.

Moschino

The models were turned into Jackie Onassis and Marilyn Monroe lookalikes, the 1960s tailored cape and jacket skirt suits were the main feature of the show. Previewed at the Moschino show was Jeremy Scott’s collaboration with the illustrator Ben Frost, the selection ranged from t-shirts, jackets, caps, to covers for i-phone. The collection was animated by cartoon prints and ironic graphics that evoked pop-art.

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The show opened with an embellished lingerie-like dress, worn with a parka. There were also mohair knits and lumberjack shirts worn with vinyl trousers and skirts in off-colour tones.  Notably, shrunken knits were worn with a military trouser with crystal stripes running down the side.

Tod’s

The collection of sporty leisurewear featured oversized fleeces, layered over hi tech fabric tops, worn with leather trousers and was tucked into shearling boots. Also featured soft leather in buttercup and toffee tones, leather shirt dresses and a suede tracksuit. Standout key pieces were patent leather coats, rain macs and parkas.

Sportsmax

There were wide shoulder puffer jackets, layered hi tech fabrics, sporty knitwear and jersey, contrasted with wool checks. We also saw pleated skirt and intarsia performance knitwear. Each silhouette came with a removable quilted hood, in bright yellow, green and colbalt blue on coats jackets and knitwear.

 

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